Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Vanguard KY 18 – 17.05.2022

17th May 20221652742000000 || 1652742000

Celtic Pride UL 574 – 17.05.2022

17th May 20221652742000000 || 1652742000

Camann II BF 160 Creels – 09.05.2022

9th May 20221652050800000 || 1652050800

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 – 06.05.2022

6th May 20221651791600000 || 1651791600

Jas N 3 LH 50 – 06.05.2022

6th May 20221651791600000 || 1651791600

Mixed Creel Co-ordinates – 06.05.2022

6th May 20221651791600000 || 1651791600

Boy Gordon A 441 – 04.05.2022

4th May 20221651618800000 || 1651618800

Freedom B & Sophy Rose – 04.05.22

4th May 20221651618800000 || 1651618800

Bella B LH 111 – 03.05.2022

3rd May 20221651532400000 || 1651532400

Still Game LH 222 – 03.05.2022

3rd May 20221651532400000 || 1651532400

Westro INS 20 Creels – 2.05.2022

2nd May 20221651446000000 || 1651446000

Asterion AH 15 – 28.04.2022

28th April 20221651100400000 || 1651100400

Ashley AH 90 – 28.04.2022

28th April 20221651100400000 || 1651100400

Aurora AH 17 – 28.04.2022

28th April 20221651100400000 || 1651100400

Kiroan AH 45 Creels – 26.04.2022

26th April 20221650927600000 || 1650927600

Usan Lass ME 50, Sophie ME 20 & Daisy ME 6 – 25.04.2022

25th April 20221650841200000 || 1650841200